Residential Lightning Protection for your home. Click here for our brochure.
A professionally installed Lightning Protection System is not noticeable and is “on duty” around the clock protecting your home!
Unprotected homes often Burn when struck by Lightning
Across the country we see large roofs fitted with massive pre-fab chimneys made of plywood, and stucco. The new trend in home building produces a beautiful home on a high hill with a magnificent view. -These homes are at extremely HIGH RISK for BURNING DUE TO DIRECT LIGHTNING STRIKES!
Here in Georgia, the attics in these suburban mansions get incredibly hot and dry the wood framing and plywood decking into a ready tender box!
All that’s needed—is a SPARK…..-KA-POW! .. then: A FIRE!!!
Click to view a diagram of a typical residential system.
We see this happen again and again during the summer months…(just watch the nightly news) The TV crews line up to take the videos and interview the victims. It makes the evening news because it is truly devastating to the families that have been struck. Quite often, they loose EVERYTHING they own.
What actually happens when the house gets struck?
A lightning bolt attaches itself to the chimney, a ridgeline or a gable of the roof and exchanges up to an incredible 200 million volts of electrical energy between the earth and the atmosphere faster than you can blink your eye. The excessive energy levels simply explode bricks, concrete, shingles, plywood and framing members. The building materials themselves offer a high level of electrical resistance to the lightning’s path towards its destination (usually the earth) this critical resistance results in these materials to be turned into super heated steam-above 50.000 Degrees Fahrenheit in less than 1 second. The house has almost no chance of surviving intact if the structure, the electrical wiring or even the plumbing explodes into flames. It will be gone in minutes.
We hear the question all of the time “Can Lightning REALLY do THAT?” Can it really fly through the open air for say 20 miles, and then hit my house with enough force to destroy it?
The answer to that question is: YES IT CAN!
…and, DOES!…….THOUSANDS of times a year in the US.
SO, HOW DOES THIS LIGHTNING PROTECTION WORK?
A modern Vickery Lightning Protection System provides AN IMMEDIATE, EFFICIENT AND SAFE PATH TO EARTH GROUND FOR THE LIGHTNING TO PASS THROUGH—WITHOUT IT HAVING TO GO THROUGH THE BUILDING MATERIALS TO GET THERE. It’s REALLY that SIMPLE.
We install the system so that it intercepts the Lightning Bolt and provides a low resistive pathway along a cable that we carefully engineer for the energy to follow until it is guided safely away from your home.
It works so well, that Underwriter’s Laboratory says that a properly installed lightning protection system and secondary surge protection is more than 99% effective at preventing any damage caused by lightning.
For residential lightning protection call Vickery Lightning Protection at 706 867 4843, or use our form below: